METEOR RATE AND RADIANT STUDIES
Final rept. 1 Mar 57-30 Nov 60.
STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS
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An analysis is made which can be divided into two categories 1 Radio and radar studies of meteoric ionization, in the following areas a Meteor rate and radiant distributions with applications to the improvement of long-range communications by meteor-burst and meteorscatter modes, b Determination of certain optimum system parameters for use in oblique propagation by meteor-scatter and meteor-burst modes, and c Measurements of meteoric ionization from extremely small 15th Magnitude meteors, aimed toward the study of astronomical properties and 2 Radar astronomy, specifically studies of the sun, moon, and interplanetary gases, including a Detection of radar echoes from the suns corona, b Studies of the cislunar ionized gas using radar echoes from the moon, c Study of the lunar surface based upon properties of reflected radio waves, and d Theoretical investigations of incoherent scattering of radio waves by individual electrons. Author